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another winter blast haeaded our way tonight...and we could get some significant snowfall. who will be hit hhrdest in my skywatch forecast. -------------------------------- ------------ a rally for a city officer shot...possibly killed by friendly fire. fire. "not having someone that you care for and love, not being able to see him." him." what family and friends of officer william torbit are demanding from police...6 weeks after his death. -------------------------------- --------- --yelling, bleeping-- - a news crew attacked. why a crowd started throwing punches. -------------------------------- ------------- and kanye west ii on william and kate's wedding guest list. what other celebrities got a royal invitation...and the surprising people who didn't. good evening, i'm jennifer gilbert. gilbert. i'm... jeff barnd. ááweáá...// had....a...// taste...of...// spring...// last...// week...// áánowáá...// we're... paying/.../ the.../
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price.../// price.../// last.../ friday,...// ááitáá...// was... nearly.../ 70 degrees.../. áápeopleáá...// actually... donned.../ shorts... and...// t-shirts...// ááwhile frisbee golf....//// áátheyáá...// can... put those.../ summer duds...// away...// ááandáá...// get... the.../ winter gear.../ back out. out. chief metoeorologist vytas reid is here with a first look at the winter storm that's headed our way. vytas...how bad is be?going to be? when the storm hits....you can be in
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&pcharge of your own personalized forecast. i-radar is available at foxbaltimore dot com. use the interactive tools to track coming the snow right down to your street. go to foxbaltimore dot com slash i-radar. the storm system that's moving here hit the midwest yesterday...and it hit hard. here in minneapolis, 12 to 18 inches of snow fell. freezing rain and sleet mixed in with the snow making the roads slick. several accidents are being blamed on tte storm. 3 airline passengers stuck by the storm were sleeping on cots at minneapolis-sainn paul international airport thiss morning. one guy played music to pass the time...others played a little hockey. at least 1- hundred 30 flights were cancelled because of the storm. two of the 4 runways at the airport were shutdown. 3 back...// here...//// áástateáá.../ highways.../ are... preparing.../ for... the...// worst....//// áábecauseáá...// they're...// predicting...// snow...// in.../ the.../ northern...// counties...//// áátheáá.../ plan... is to.../
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deploy.../ most... of the crews .../ there. there. "we ask drivers to be prepared for the frozen precipitation, to ddive very carefully, to sty off the roads if possible and we'll do everything we can to make ksure we haveethe roads open and ready for tomorrow's rush hour." 3 we're...// all... hoping.../ it... doesn't get.../ this...// bad.../////. ááyouáá...// may... remember...// the... president's day.../ blizzard... of.../ '03...///. áábaltimoreáá...// got.../ more than.../ 28... inches of snow...// in... just.../ 24 hours...//// áátheáá...// most ever...// in... that.../ time span. two.../ feet...// or... just...// a... dusting...// ááifáá...// you... see,,,. snow...// ááseeáá... it.. / shoot it../ send pt....///// ááuploadáá...// &pppotos and videos .../ to... our websiie...///. ááclickáá... onn.. the...// "see it.../, shoot it,./ send it.../ icon..../// ááoráá.../ send.../ photos ...// from,,,. your cell.../ too.. "pics at.../ foxbaltimore dot com." 2 men are shot, 1 of them killed in east baltimore. baltimore. crime tape marked off the scene on cliftview avenue, just off harford road sunday aaternoon. 23-year-old mark saunders was taken to a &phospital where he died. the otherrvictim, a 20-year- old was hospitalized and is in stable condition tonight. the gunman got away. nearly six weeks after a
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deadly shootout at a baltimore nightclub, one victim's family is fighting for answers. pplicc officer william torbit... was killed--most likely-- by a fellow officer...amid the chaos. but his family's doesn't feel the department is doing enough to investigate. investigate. melinda roeder is live downtown by the club where it all took place. melinda. officer torbit was one of several cops who were called to the club that night... in response to a fight that had broken out.but the situations escalated quickly... once the fight moved outside.torbit was one of two people shot and killed... after officers opened fire. "tell the truth and stop the l" lies..."now, his family says they're fed up... with waiting for answers. today... they marched their frustrations all the way from the nightclub... past city hall... and o the pooice station.department officials say they're still waiting on autoppy results... and a reconstructionists report.... before they point the finger at any of their own. but four officers have been
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suspended pending investigation.torbit's family and friends believe that investigation is going nowhere. they say they haven't heard from the departtent in weeks. i'm told the police commissioner is appointing a panel of investigators to this case. and after it's complete, the mayor has said she'll ask for an independent review.but there's still no word on how long it'll take. live downtown, melinda roeder, fox 45 news at 5:30. the...// union...//// state budget.../// fight...// in... wisconsin...// ááentersáá...// it's.../// 2--nd...// w. nats-----drumming, yelling nats- hundreds.../ gathered... again.../ at...// the... state...// capitol building.../ today...////. ááupsetáá...// over... the.../ governor's.../ plan...// áárequiringáá...// public wookers .../ .to.../ contribute.../ more ...of their.../ pay.../ áátowardsáá...// health.../ insurance... / retirement benefits..////. ááandáá...// eliminate.../ most...// collective... bargaining.../ rights...////. ááwisconsin'sáá.../ governor ...says...// his...// state's.../
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broke ...///// ááandáá...// this... will help.../ balance ...the.../ budget. maryland's...// close...// eye...// on... - what's...// happening...// state.../// ááasáá...// lawmakers...// in... annapolis...// grapple...// with.... the...// budget...// áájoyáá...// lepola...// has... latest...// on.../// whether...// we'll... follow...// wisconsin's...// lead.../// it's expected the state's current pension system is going to face some serious scrutiny over the next couple of weeks. the vast majority of maryland public employees ... contribute 5 percent of their pay toward pension. the other 95 percent comes from the state and investment returns. problem is when those returns fall short it's the state making up the difference with taxpayer dollars. 3 whether its paying maryland employees or paying foo the school system or payyng the pensions in the teachers or emppoyees, taxes go directly to that yes 3 &p3 they're trying to attempt to make us pay more for our pensions. there is also talk of reducing our pensions that state employees will have. each state worker has worked hard and deserves a right to a pension. we do plan to retire
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someday 3 the bottom line... most maryland government employees are already paying slightly less than what the governor in wisconsin wants his public employees to contribute to their pension system. currently, wisconsin public employees are paying virtually nothing into their pension fund. joy lepola fox 45 news at 5:30. here's...// our... question of the day. ááshouldáá...// government workers ...// be,... represented by unions? go to... fox- baltimore dot com...// áásoundáá off ... thru...// facebook....// áásendáá... us a tweet.../// áátextáá...// your answer ... to.../ 45-203...//. ááenteráá... fox45a for... yes../// ááfox45báá.../ for... no....// ááyouráá... response... might air tonight...// on the news at ten. it's been 50-years in the making...with a pricetag of more than2.5-billion dollars. now...the intercounty connector...is finally about to open. open.it strrtches from i-270 in montgomery county...to i-95 in prince george's county. dignitaries were on-handfor -
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the ribbon cutting ceremony. but a ggoup of protesters were also on hand.they say the new highway will hurt the environment. but the governor says the i.c.c. will do alot to reduce travel timefor most commuters. (governor) "the i.c.c. helps marylanders, helps hard working moms and dads get part of their lives back, that instead of sitting in traffic, they actually will be able to get home." the first leg of the i.c.c... was supposed to open tomorrow morning.but becuase snow is on theway...that opening has been postponed until wednesday morning. how are the roads looking tonig? tonight?lauren cook has our traffic edge report. report. 3
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getting...// ready.../
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for... another winter blast. blast. how much snow we're expecting to be on the ground by tomoorow morning....coming up in the skywatch forecast. 3 --yelling, bleeping-- - 3 a news crew attacked. why a crowd started throwing punches. 3 and stamped with the queen's gold seal... the invitations to the royal wedding are mailed out. kayne west is on the list... what other big name celeerities got an invite to kate and williams nuptials...still to come. /////////////////
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a...// shooting... at a gas station.../ in... baltimore county... //// ááleavesáá...// one... person.../// dead. deaddit.../ happened.../ sunday...//// at... an.../ exxon.../ station.../ on...// mcclean boulevard...// in... parkville..././///. áápoliceáá... say.../// a... customer.../ was... shot and killed...// outside.../////.áátheáá.../ at.../. the.../ scene...////. áásurveillanceáá...// cameras.../ are... set up.../ all... around the .../ áábutáá.../ a... - worker says ...// they... weren't...// there...// at... the time.../ of... the.../ shooting. 3also...//// in... baltimore county.../// this.../// weekend.../// ááaáá...// man... was found.../ shot to death.../ in... a.../ field.../// ááitáá...// happened...// around ....6:300../ saturday morning .../ near.../ illinois avenuee../ and... annapolis road.../ in.../ lansdowne..../// 3 3 i heard three. (ppuse). it went bang, bang, bang, real loud 3 3 3 i heard something go "crack" and i thought it was a bat or something 3 3 police ...have no suspects.../// in this case. a carroll counny man charged with drunk driving may face additional charges now that a teen has died. kathleen cairns joins us now
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to explain why.. kathleen... 19 year old jessica belknap was fatally struck by a hit and run driver. police got several 991-1- calls... including one from a man they laaer charged with dwi. 19 year old jessica belknap was hit while walking on franklinville road. police got several calls after the hit and run accident, including one from 34 year old joshua allen who reported he may have hit something. police say allen's blood alcohol level was point-13. we have learned allen was at j and p's pizza restaurant an hour before the crash. (pizza owner)"he drink two ssot and one beer..and the rest he split with somebody else.. he spent 24 bucks thats it"(pizza owner)"he's not drunk..." p joshua allen had no prior criminal record. tonight he's free on bail, he will be back in court o face dwi charges april 28th. kc fox 45 news at 5;30.
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a reporter faces an angry moob at aasacramento restaurant.. and it's all caught on tape. tape. reporter attacked nats nats it.../ all started... 12 hours earlier.../ inside.../ an... i-hop....//// ááanáá...// argument ...led to.../ one man ...being shot to .../ death.../////. áátheáá.../ next day,...// ááaáá... news crew.../ tried... to capture .../ an... impromptu memorial.../ service,.../ áábutáá.../ mourners ...turned .../ photographer.../ &phad.../ scrapes an bruises ..//// . áábutáá.../ weren't.../ seriously hurt. 3 --adblib weather tz--
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actors... team up .../ for... a new .../ dvd release.../ this week...////. áábutáá.,..// you won't... áseeá them.../ n... the movii..../// áácandaceáá... dold... explains.../ in the lowdown. we're talking about will ferrell and brad pitt... and you will áheará them in the animated feature "megamind". i think this is a bad idea.. yes, a wickedly bad idea will ferrell voices megamind, a blue-domed super-villlin, who eventually destroys his nemesis metro-man, voiced by brad pitt.with no hero to battle against.. megamind creates one.but the new hero sooo decides being a villain is more fun... forcing megamind to use his powers for good.megamind is rated pg. moving to the music industry....simon cowell
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thinks he's discovered an upcoming big star... singing that's 10 year-old heather russell from canada belting out a song she wrote. russel's mother has been possing clips of her daughter on youtube for months now. according to cowell's spokesman... the former "american idol" judge was hooked the moment he saw her... and quickly signed her to his record label. i'm candace dold and that's your lowdown. it's a huge day for eager followers of britain's upcoming royal wedding. the guests have been picked and the invitations mailed. mailed. 19-hundred gold-stamped cards bearing the queen's seal hit the mail last week. family, friends, dignitaries and royalty are being invited to the social event of the season. celebrities reportedly on the list...rapper kayne west...couple david and victoria beckham and legendary singer elton john. 3 3
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"there would be a reason for asking david beckham since prince william and he did the world cup bid together. there would be a reason in inviting elton john since he played at his mother's funeral.. funeral." 3 the duchess of york sarah ferguson did ánotá get an invite to the wedding. &pshe was maaried to prince william's uncle, prince andrew for 10 years. they split in 1996. the obamas also didn't get invited. the wedding is set for april 29th. we're bracing for another winter blast. blast. it...// could leave.../ a... significant amount.../// of snow.../ in... the region..../// ááchiefáá... meteorologist.../ vytas reid.../ joins us... with the.../ skywatch forecast. vytas. vytts. 3 3 3 3
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now a clarification....earl ierrin the newscast we used the wrong graphic in a story about a teen killed by a suspected drunk driver.by a suspected about a teen killed graphic in a story the wrong newscast we used ierrin the clarification....earl now a now a now a now a 3 clarification.... earlier in
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the newscast we used the wrong graphic in a story about a teen killed by a suspected drunk driver.so ar, the driver only faces d-u-i charges. 3 i'm bruce cunningham... coming up next in sports... orioles catcher matt wieters is entering his 2nd full season... what he says he can learn from the new additions to ♪
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cfo: cash flow options, helping business achievers better manage their cash flow. pnc. for the achiever in us all. helping business achievers better manage their cash flow. the orioles bright new spring traaining facility in sarasota was a bit more crowded than it has been today...and with good reason...manager buck showalter held his first full squad workout of the spring tod. today... and among those position players was a guy who's been
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there all along..catcher matt wieters, who's been working with the pitchers since spring training opened last week... like the rest of us, he's watched the moves andy mc phail made over the off-season, and like the rest of us, is excited about the powerful lineup the orioles will field...he's aaso glad to be around some players who have been around a while...é 3 "you can just learn, you know, maybe not so much as how their at-bats go, with vlad. but see how he hits the ball, you know, how hard he does and what he can do with pitches when they're in the strike zone. so it's something you can learn from guys that have been doing it forra long time. and that's the biggest thing that all us young players are trying to get to is the consistency that those guys have had throughout their whole career. .alfredo simon gets some good news... a maryland freshman is honored... and our plays of the week... that's all coming up at 10-50 on sports unlimited... back to you... --toss to vytas-- vytas-- 3 3 3 that's all for fox45 news at 5:30."king of
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queens" is next. next.and we'll be back tonight for fox45 news at ten -- and the late edition at 11... 11...we'll see you later. later.

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